Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
. our correspondent has the details. >> in 1972, nasa says astronauts to the noon for the last time. no one has been back since. >> one giant leap for privately- owned commercial enterprises. >> former nasa employees have launched a new company. the privately-owned company said it will soon be offering commercial flights back to the lunar surface. >> our vision is to create a reliable and affordable u.s.- based commercial transportation system for women. >> the company says it will cost $1.4 billion for a two-man mission. it means countries like japan, south korea, and south africa will be able to carry out the search and exploration on the lunar surface. 40 years ago, only the vast resources of the u.s. could send astronauts to the moon. now, there is no political will or the money to do it again. according to one of the last man to set foot on the moon, it will be the private sector from now on that will lead the way back. >> it will be an entrepreneurial effort by private investors to -- obviously regulated and stationed by government -- but nevertheless managed by the private se
Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
and others roll their eyes at our demise. nasa scientists tell people not to worry about the myan calendar. "red eye" hit the streets to see if the they are ready for the end of days as the stupid scientists aren't. naked party at my place on the 20th, everyone. >> it is the end of the world as we know it, and all of these people feel fine. let's find out why. >> you are aware of what is happening on december 21st, 2012, yes? >> the myan prediction that the world will end? >> well, i hate to use the word prediction. it is happening. >> i don't think you can predict the end of the world. i am not too much of a believer jie. what part of the myans always being right do you not understand? >> have you been hoarding your goods and bombshelter and lots of unpro -- unprotected sex? >> none of the above. >> i am starting to think you are not taking armageddon seriously enough. >> i like to live on the edge. i think i can handle it. >> here is why i think it can be an asteroid attack. have you seen "deep impact." >> no. >> we had a black president in that movie too. >> buying all kinds of stuff, a
Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
in this view. you are looking at a picture released by nasa and the national oceanic and atmospheric administration satellite. the picture shows the dark continent lit up by city lights. scientists unveiled this new image at the american geophysical union meeting here in san francisco earlier this week. and a reminder, the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year is fast approaching. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks will year's live, hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich.
Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
. >> reporter: from a nasa camera it looked like a bright light above the earth. that's the view from space. these are from eyewitness viewers around houston just as day was breaking. a bright flash of light some people first thought was lightning. >> i guessed it was going to rain. >> reporter: it wasn't the weather. this map just a sampling of sightings in the houston area. and these are some of the pictures september to abc13.com. showing a small area of colored light, others showing a trail behind it. people have been talking about it all day. >> like a ufo taking a picture of the sky, like a big flash. >> a co-worker started talking about, did you hear about the flash this morning? i'm like, flash? should i be concerned? >> reporter: at the houston museum of natural science, not concern but a lot of curiosity. >> yeah, it was going so fast, it actually gets through the atmosphere, that makes the flow. >> reporter: the museum's astronomer suspects it's a meteorite, a small piece of rock burning through space. fit meets the criteria. >> did it make a trail? did it actually move? did it c